The way I like it is the way it is; I got mine ‘n’ don’t worry ’bout his.

Give credit to Jim Boeheim for saying out loud what amateurism really is all about.

There’s something inspiring about assholes keeping it real.

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23 responses to “The way I like it is the way it is; I got mine ‘n’ don’t worry ’bout his.

  1. If I’m recruiting against Boeheim for a player, I show the kid that quote every time I meet with him. Every once in a while the mask slips off these guys who are glorified PE teachers.

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    • You’re talking about a hall of fame coach, buddy. Happens to disagree with you is all.

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      • What does being a hall of fame coach have to do with anything in the Senator’s post? That comment lets it slip that he doesn’t give a damn about the players he coaches.

        It reeks of “let them eat cake” if you ask me.

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        • Was taking issue with “glorified PE teacher” is all. And I agree with what he said. Out of state Tuition at ‘Cuse is about 60k. How is that not compensation? Please don’t say “Because other people make more”.

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          • Because that glorified PE teacher certainly doesn’t understand the basics of economics (Stick to basketball, Jimmy) … I didn’t say the scholarship wasn’t compensation. I am saying the NCAA is a price fixing cartel that Jeffrey Kessler is going to burn to the ground unless the P5 don’t get their collective heads out of their @$$3$ and implement sensible reform.

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            • OK thanks. Im a little new to the argument. What I’m hearing is that the NCAA has created an aritificial price ceiling on player compensation which forces dark money into the system. I’ll have to think it through. For now, pencil me into the amateurism romantic category.

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      • Jared S.

        Hey! Another Jared! =D

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      • Russ

        So he’s a hall of fame PE coach, he’s still delusional. Pay his labor market value and it comes directly out of his HoF pocket.

        BTW, James Brown earned his for sure. Hardest working man in showbusiness.

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  2. gastr1

    Jim Boeheim is a world-class asshole who coaches in a way analogous to Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech, except with a gimmicky, stupid defense that benefits his players absolutely zero at the next level. In fact, actually delays their development because they’re not expected to play real defense.

    There’s a reason no one from Syracuse turns out to be any good at the next level (with one single exception, Carmelo Anthony). The reason is Boeheim.

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  3. ASEF

    Jim is certainly old school. The charm on that is well past its due date.

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  4. mp

    I’m interested in how the sneaker companies respond to the G-League option. In the current (black market) set-up, they funnel some cash to the high schooler to go to one of the schools that the shoe company sponsors. When the player leaves school, the shoe company is hoping the player remains loyal and signs an endorsement with them, but it’s not certain (Dennis Smith Jr got money from Adiddas or Nike but wound up signing a pro deal with Under Armour).

    Now, though, if the player goes right from HS to the G-League, the sneaker company can just sign the player above board, locking in their endorsement, and eliminate the school as the middle-man. If they were offering the player something like $100k to sign with Syracuse (of course without Boeheim “knowing”), well, now they can offer more for the certainty of locking in the player and also offer the player a multi-year deal. Obviously, they would only want to do this for the big names, but it’s a very real option and should be very attractive to the top HS seniors. If Zion Williamson was a free agent right now available to sign with the sneaker companies, I don’t think there’s any way they wouldn’t offer him 7 figures.

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  5. ChiliDawg

    The REAL “entitlement generation.”

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  6. marv

    I remember watching Pearl Washington at Syracuse. He was awesome. I thought he was going to be better than Jordan. RIP Pearl.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    So no basketball player at Syracuse received money, ever? What a load of b.s.

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  8. Thorn Dawg

    Y’all really think Boeheim doesn’t know most of his players are paid under the table?
    I guess Carmelo went there because they have a good broadcasting school…..

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  9. Erk's Forehead

    Good. Good. Let the capitalism flow through you.

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  10. Did ya notice ol’ jimbo didn’t mention the 18 and 19 yearolds on his team that get compensated, just the 17 yearolds

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  11. Macallanlover

    Let’s just say all assholes are never on just one side.

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  12. gastr1

    It’s very hard to be a white male right now, in these sad times.

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